What flu is going around 2020?
Influenza B Strain Dominating Early in the 2020 Flu Season..
How long does the 2020 flu last?
Most symptoms get better after about 5 days. But sometimes they can last for a week or more. Even if your fever and aches are gone, you can still feel drained for a few weeks.
How do you know when the flu is gone?
Your fever should be gone and the congestion should be lessening, though your cough may linger. You should still stay home, rest, and take plenty of fluids. If you are not starting to feel better by day five and your symptoms are worsening, call your doctor.
Which flu is worse A or B?
Frequently asked questions about Influenza A and B Influenza type A and type B are similar, but type A is overall more prevalent, sometimes more severe, and can cause flu epidemics and pandemics.
What is the deadliest type of flu?
The most deadly flu pandemic, sometimes called the Spanish flu, began in 1918 and sickened up to 40% of the world’s population, killing an estimated 50 million people.
What is a really bad flu?
fever* or feeling feverish/chills. cough. sore throat. runny or stuffy nose. muscle or body aches.
What are the stages of flu?
A bout of the flu typically follows this pattern: Days 1–3: Sudden appearance of fever, headache, muscle pain and weakness, dry cough, sore throat and sometimes a stuffy nose. Day 4: Fever and muscle aches decrease. Hoarse, dry or sore throat, cough and possible mild chest discomfort become more noticeable.
How long is the flu contagious?
People with flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
What is the most severe type of flu?
In the past, it was thought that infection with influenza A was more severe than infection with influenza B. However, a 2015 study in adults with influenza A and influenza B found they both resulted in similar rates of illness and death.